Alfonso Cuarón: “Narrative is the Poison of Cinema”

Children of Men drops you smack dab in the middle of an apocalypse. You'd better be ready.Alfonso Cuarón isn't interested in explaining everything to the audience. He wants us to struggle to get our bearings. The work of understanding is what makes art an experience rather than just an assault or a "message." … [Read more...]

Slant Critics: Two Intriguing Year’s-Best Lists.

I'm listening to the critics at Slant Magazine this year.Why? Well, because both of them picked The New World as the best film of 2005, having seen only a hastily fashioned awards-consideration version.Looking at their picks for this year, I'm already agreeing with several of their choices. And some of them I haven't seen yet, but I'll have to get out to track them down now. … [Read more...]


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